[texhax] LaTeX in old computer
torsten.wagner at fh-aachen.de
Fri Feb 2 14:33:48 CET 2007
I can serve with a very exotic candidate.
A few years ago I used the following combination:
a Psion 5mx (handheld computer @ 36 MHz ARM710T RISC CPU, 640 x 240
Pixel Touchscreen, 4-bit Grayscale, 32 MB RAM, EPOC OS )
XTM software Emulator to emulate full 80186 instruction set with 8087
EmTeX to perform TeX-runs.
The complete set-up was about 18 MB in size including a MS-DOS OS and
some other programs.
Result: It was a nice task to demonstrate the possibilitiy to run TeX on
a Psion PDA. However, due to emulation it was rather slow. Finally a
good DVI-viewer or DVI2PDF converter was missing.
Furthermore, I know that people use LaTeX on there Zaurus PDAs under Linux
Conclusion: I guess (La)TeX run on many many and even exotic machines.
Age is not important. That might be due to the long development time of
TeX, which survived many machines and OSes and the fact that many (not
all) users are on the other hand enthusiastic computer freaks. Porting
something from one machine to another or from one OS to another one is
fun for them.
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